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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Mac people, help me out.

    I have a MacBookPro (1,1) from the olden days here and I need a MacOS X disc for it (largely so I can set up BootCamp). The 1,1's were apparently strange in that they had a 64-bit capable processor, but 32-bit firmware, and so need a 32-bit OS X setup disc. I understand Apple only made 10.4 and 10.5 for these machines, and a regular old 10.5 disc doesn't seem to do the trick.

    So would any of you good people have a Mac OS X setup disc for a MacBook Pro (1,1)? I will reimburse for shipping.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Don't have anything that old. If it's over like 2 years old around here, we never find it again.

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    I've got a 10.5.1 Leopard disc.

    I don't know if it would do you any good I used it on our iMac with a PowerPC.

    I'll be happy to send it to you.
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    I have generic (works on everything) 10.4 Tiger install cd's. Can make a copy for you. Don't remember Bootcamp on Tiger though.
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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I've got a 10.5.1 Leopard disc.

    I don't know if it would do you any good I used it on our iMac with a PowerPC.

    I'll be happy to send it to you.
    Unless it is also boots on the x86 Macs, it wouldn't be worth it.

    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    I have generic (works on everything) 10.4 Tiger install cd's. Can make a copy for you. Don't remember Bootcamp on Tiger though.
    Unless I did a 10.4 to 10.5 update.... hmm...
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    Senior Member cradom's Avatar
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    Were you looking for Intel? Sorry mine is PPC only.
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    What about a 10.6 Snow Leopard disk?

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    OVERVIEW

    Introduced January 2006 (Shipped February 2006)
    Discontinued May 2006
    Model Identifier MacBookPro1,1
    Model Number A1150
    EMC 2101
    Order Number MA463LL/A (1.83 GHz), MA464LL/A (2.0 GHz)
    Initial Price $1,999 (1.83 GHz) $2,499 (2.0 GHz)
    Support Status Vintage
    Case Lightweight aluminum alloy
    Weight and Dimensions 5.6 lbs., 1" H x 14.1" W x 9.6" D
    PROCESSOR

    Processor Intel Core Duo (T2400, T2500, T2600) ("Yonah")
    Processor Speed 1.83, 2.0 or 2.16 GHz
    Architecture 32-bit
    Number of Cores 2
    Cache 2 MB on chip shared L2 cache
    System Bus 667 MHz
    STORAGE AND MEDIA

    Storage 80, 100, 120 GB (5400-rpm) or 100 GB (7200-rpm)
    Media 4x Slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    KEYBOARD AND TRACKPAD

    Trackpad Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling
    Keyboard Full size (78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys incl. 12 function, 4 arrow, embedded keypad, illuminated with ambient light sensor




    SOFTWARE

    Original OS Mac OS X 10.4.5 (8G1453)
    Later OS Mac OS X 10.4.6 (8I1121)
    Maximum OS Mac OS X 10.6.8
    Hardware Test AHT 3A107

    Snow Leopard ought to work if you have the memory. Either get one specific to your model or get a generic install.
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    I have tried a 10.4 universal (from my old PowerBook) and a 10.5 disc from a friends MacBookPro and get the "This disc cannot be used to install Mac OS X on your Mac" (or similar) message every time. They boot and I can format the drive, but that is about it.

    That model number may prove very handy. Thank you.
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    Let me check my spares closet. I may have it.
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    I might have a Panther or Tiger disk. I'll check tonight.
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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    A Tiger Intel disc might do it... but then I won't have BootCamp. But it will be better than nothing. I may also stick the OpenSUSE disc I installed it with back in there and see if I can fix the boot loader that way.
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    Ben, if you need my 10.6 Snow leopard disk, just PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    A Tiger Intel disc might do it... but then I won't have BootCamp. But it will be better than nothing. I may also stick the OpenSUSE disc I installed it with back in there and see if I can fix the boot loader that way.
    I found the documentation for Tiger, but I can't find the CD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Let me check my spares closet. I may have it.
    Sorry it looks like I gave it away with the old macbook.
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    I recommend running VMware Fusion to get Windows on that box. Then you can use the MacOS and Windows apps at the same time without the annoying reboot into one or the other. I've also got Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD and NeXTSTEP running on my MacBook as well.

    There are two issues that may cause the 'Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer' error:

    1. Improper disk-partitioning. The disk must be erased and prepared just right:
    - boot from OS-X installer CD and run Disk Utility
    - select drive on left and check that SMART status shows "verified", it will refuse to install on a drive that does not have SMART=verified
    - then click on Volume Scheme and pick 1 partition
    - then click Options and set partition-scheme to GUID, it cannot be Apple or Windows (MBR/FAT32) partition-scheme. Then OK
    - select format-type of Mac OS Extended (journaled)
    - then click on Partition and let it run
    - next select the new Volume that just appeared below the drive and pick Erase tab
    - click on the Erase tab in the main window.
    - select format-type of Mac OS Extended (journaled)
    - click on the Security button, turn on option for Zero Data and click on OK
    - click on the Erase button, might take a while.
    - quit DiskUtility and go back to the installer and finish OSX installation

    I've seen quite a few drives that would cause the 'Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer' until they were completely wiped with the double-erase procedure. Might have something to do with bad-sectors and the full-erase will scan and map out bad sectors.

    2. Retail versus model-specific restore or upgrade CD/DVD. If you use an upgrade or model-specific installer CD/DVD from a different model, it will not work. If you have a retail CD/DVD of 10.5 Leopard (MB427Z/A ) or 10.6 SnowLeopard (MC573Z/A), then it will install fine on the MacBookPro 1,1.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    It's running OpenSUSE right now, but an update broke GRUB and I haven't been able to fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Don't have anything that old.
    LOL @ "that old"

    I got a MDD Mac G4 running OSX 10.3.9 and/or 9.2.2 (seriously!) that I bought in...um...2002? 2004 maybe?

    I can't help any of y'all!

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